Sydneysiders are spoilt with a wealth of natural landscapes at their disposal, many of which are located just a short distance from the city. One place that never disappoints with views and adventures is the Blue Mountains. Filled with hidden gems like secret waterfalls, picturesque gardens and more, this is the perfect quick getaway from Sydney for fresh mountain air, lookouts and quaint villages. One such gem to add to your next road trip is a natural infinity pool near the town of Leura which could be one of the most scenic swimming spots around. Read all about it and how you can get there but please be mindful to not get too close to the edge of the pool as it is known to be quite slippery. It’s also best avoided on or after a rainy day.
Infinity Pool, Leura
The extremely photogenic spot is relatively easy to get to and just a short 20-minute walk from the Leura Cascades car park. Start the trail on the Prince Henry Cliff walk between Katoomba and Leura towards Bridal Veil Falls. After you arrive at the picturesque falls, follow the path to the right until you reach a bridge that leads to another smaller track. There will be a bit of a scramble down the rocks so make sure you’re wearing proper footwear. There is a rope near the pool to help people keep their balance.
Find a more comprehensive step-by-step guide through this video.
Needless to say on the way you’ll find some beautiful lookouts and lush green surroundings. As gorgeous as the spot is, please note that there’s a safety warning in place and since there’s no official track to the pool, it’s very important to be aware of the risks. There are no fences at the pool so it is advised to stay completely away from the edge.
What is the best time to visit the infinity pool?
As the natural hidden gem begins to gain popularity on social media, it is increasingly being frequented by people hoping for a scenic swim or to get a picture. Early morning would be your best bet to try and get the pool to yourself. Find more things to do around Sydney at the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website.